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Cat Toys on a Budget

Does your indoor cat need entertainment and yet you find yourself unable at this time to supply her needs? Identifying cat toys on a budget, doesn’t require a trip to the mall. Budget cat toys don’t stretch your finances, they just require a bit of imagination and the awareness of what items around your home are safe for your cat to play with. If you take a slow walk around your home and start opening up drawers, cupboards and closets, you may be surprised by what you find. Budget cat toys are as entertaining for your cats to play with as they are for you to create.

Submitted for your approval are my crew’s top choices:

Plastic straws - you can tie them together and create a cat toy your kitten will truly enjoy.

Paper grocery sacks - remove the handles, toss the handles inside the bag and step back to watch the fun. (Do NOT use plastic shopping bags)

Empty spools of thread -Take a small pair of scissors and snip the thread off the spool and throw the thread away. Drop the spool on the tile for a lively game of kitty chase.

Plastic milk rings - supervised play only - watch kitty as she plays and take the ring away before kitty can perform a taste test.

Ping Pong balls - they love the noise and the action. You can buy these at Wal-Mart or any sporting goods store. Very inexpensive.

Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls. If you don’t mind a bigger mess, give your cat a full roll to play with.

Crumpled pieces of paper - in the bathtub or shower this becomes bathroom hockey.

Soda caps - again this is supervised play only. My cats love to carry these around and chase each other. So far no one has sampled this toy.

Empty cardboard boxes - always a hit. For added pleasure, cut holes in the sides of the box big enough for kitty to jump through.

Telephone books - ever wonder what to do with all those Yellow Pages piling up? Place one on the floor, sprinkle catnip liberally among several pages and let your kitty’s paws do the walking.

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